The May 26, 2016 Update

Posted in Daily Magic Update on May 26, 2016

By Blake Rasmussen

Blake is the content manager for, making him the one you should email if you have thoughts on the website, good or less good (or not good). He's a longtime coverage reporter and hasn't turned down a game of Magic in any format ever.

The Daily Magic Update is a roundup of everything Magic you should know on May 26, 2016. Today's Update is brought to you by returning cards to their original functionality. You'll see.

Today's EMA Previews

  1. We've got a few preview articles on this here website and a few more elsewhere in the Internets. Here's what we've got so far:

Plus, LoadingReadyRun had a nauseatingly bad preview card.

Additionally, watch as the day goes on for previews from Aaron Forsythe and the Community Super League. Plus, we might just have a preview bonanza on @Wizards_Magic. If you're lucky.

Today's Must

  1. All Things Bant Eldrazi

I guess today is unofficially Bant Eldrazi day. Four days after Pascal Maynard proved the deck still had legs in Modern after the loss of Eye of Ugin, players jumped on the "we must all write about this on the same day" train. Here's what you've got if you're a Bant Eldrazi enthusiast.

And if that's not enough, Sam Pardee posted a Bant Eldrazi video two days ago on ChannelFireball. Because why would it ever be enough?

After Those, Read, Watch, or Listen to These

  1. Let's Talk About the Banned List | | Sheldon Menery

There was recently a small kerfuffle (yes, kerfuffle) over the philosophy behind the Commander Rules Committee's Banned List decisions. Sheldon Menery, godfather of the format, steps in today to explain the philosophy and thought process behind why they do what they do.

  1. Limited Resources 338—Mana Curves and Eternal Masters Previews | Limited Resources | Marshall Sutcliffe and Luis Scott-Vargas

If clicking on the link to see the card images wasn't enough, you can hear Marshall and Luis discuss their previews here. Plus something or other about mana curves, which I suppose is useful. But, also, preview cards!

  1. Constructed Resources 47—Modern GP Weekend | Constructed Resources | Marshall Sutcliffe and Eric Froehlich

Marshall's been busy, as Constructed Resources joins Limited Resources with a podcast today. This one's also doing double duty, discussing their preview card plus going over the results from Modern Weekend.

  1. How to Start Playing on Magic: The Gathering Online—The MTGO Guide Part 1 | Tolarian Community College | The Professor

So, you want to play Magic Online? The Professor has his own introductory video to get you started. Who knows, maybe someday you'll get far enough to get on the Community Super League and battle The Professor himself on Magic Online! Then the circle is complete.

All you have to do is amass a YouTube following of like 100,000 or so subscribers and you're practically there!

Also, if you're looking for more introductions to Magic Online, check out Gaby Spartz's introductory video as well.

  1. Gamers Helping Gamers with Jon Finkel | PucaTrade | Vincenzo Balistreri

Possibly the greatest player of all time talks Gamers Helping Gamers, a charity that helps Magic players go to college. Finkel is deeply involved in the charity, and this article gives a decent overview of what that entails.

What to Watch Tonight

  1. Community Super League

Previews don't stop until after the Community Super League has its say! The CSL will have two cards, sure, but you know what else it'll have?

Some hot, hot Momir Basic action.

Not sure what Momir Basic is? Watch the video below!

What People Are Talking About

The art for Control Magic has been a big hit since being previewed earlier in the week. Here, Terese Nielsen shows off her fantastic work.

Deck of the Day

  1. Buuuuuuurrrrrrrrnnnnnnn

With previews for both Chain Lightning and Price of Progress coming over the past few days, there's been a lot of talk about Legacy Burn serving as an entry point for a lot of players, now that a number of the cards in the deck are far more accessible.

In fact, a lot of people are seeing the upcoming availability of Chain Lightning and Price of Progress and noticing that Legacy Burn has had a lot of its cards printed recently. Let's take a look at Eric Miller's 13th-place deck from the last Legacy Classic as an example.

Of the creatures, Grim Lavamancer, Monastery Swiftspear, and Eidolon of the Great Revel have all been printed in the past few years. Goblin Guide is an outlier, and can be pretty difficult to find these days.

Lightning Bolt is readily available, as are Lava Spike and Rift Bolt, all three having been printed in various Modern Masters sets. Fireblast hasn't been in a regular booster printing in a while, but it was in Duel Decks: Jace vs. Chandra. Exquisite Firecraft, meanwhile, is currently in Standard. The sideboard is even pretty locked up, with Pyroblast seeing print in Eternal Masters, Smash to Smithereens also currently in Standard, and Searing Blaze available in Duel Decks: Venser vs. Koth.

Sulfuric Vortex has had a few printings as well—in Duel Decks: Sorin vs. Tibalt and the first Conspiracy release—but more copies are always nice.

So let's do that.

Yes. That is a preview card. Eric Miller would approve.

Eric Miller's Legacy Burn

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